Energy and transport are at the core of the global economy. International affairs and relationships between nations are shaped around energy security and affordability. Today we see a shift away from traditional fossil fuels to more sustainable and clean energy sources such as renewable electricity generation using wind and solar energy. In addition to having the benefit of increased energy security, such technologies are a means to decarbonize national energy systems in order to reach the pledges of the Paris Agreement.
In Switzerland, the Energy Strategy 2050 aims to do just that. Transform the energy system to minimize it`s CO2 emissions. Much efforts have been focused on decarbonizing the economy through electrification and there is no doubt that electricity will play a larger role in the overall energy system such as in the case of electric mobility and the use of heat pumps for building heating. Yet, some segments of the economy require more effort and resources, the so-called hard-to-abate segments such as shipping or aviation. Here sector coupling or alternative fuels such as hydrogen are promising solutions.
At sus.lab we strive to find the best solutions to support our partners with the transition to low-carbon energy and transport systems.
sus.lab and 13 European partners are granted EUR 8 Mio by the EU Comission to design and build the first Ro-Ro vessel operating on liquid hydrogen (LH2) and develop the LH2 value chain.